JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — July 3, 2013 —David Wietholder had been close all season but had come up just shy of a victory on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour, until Wednesday night when he powered to his first victory of 2013 at Jacksonville Speedway.
Wietholder, of Liberty, Ill., started the feature from the fifth position and locked his car to the inside to move up to third behind leaders Donovan Lodge and Jeff Leka, who were battling side-by-side the first five laps. Tuesday night winner Steven DeLonjay passed Wietholder for third as the leaders continued to sort out the top spot, but DeLonjay encountered troubles when he hit the inside cushion causing his car to spin out in front of the field.
When the field went back to green, Wietholder charged past both leaders, then he held off Jeff Curl to score his first victory of the six-week-long tour and secure the $1,000 checkered flag.
“This is the first win of the year, and hopefully we can get many more,” the ecstatic David Wietholder said in victory lane.
Tim Hancock, Rusty Griffaw and Donovan Lodge rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included T.D Burger, Jeff Curl, Donovan Lodge and Jeff Leka.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway located in LaSalle, Illinois.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway; July 3, 2013
A-Main (25-laps): 1. David Wietholder ($1,000), 2. Jeff Curl, 3. Tim Hancock, 4. Rusty Griffaw, 5. Donovan Lodge, 6. Jeff Leka, 7. Kenny Wallace, 8. Ray Bollinger, 9. Brock Bauman, 10. Matt Goulden, 11. Steven Brooks, 12. T.D. Burger, 13. Brandon Roberts, 14. Jake Griffin, 15. Guy Taylor, 16. Brian Lynn, 17. Cody Bauman, 18. Dave Baldwin, 19. Steve Theivagt, 20. Michael Stuckey, 21. A.J. May, 22. Wes Odell, 23. Steven DeLonjay.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 10
Pos. Car Name Points
1 C12 Jeff Curl 380
2 77 Ray Bollinger 379
3 36 Kenny Wallace 365
4 32 Donovan Lodge 328
5 O5 Dave Wietholder 319
6 3L Jeff Leka 313
7 16 Rusty Griffaw 308
8 4B Cody Bauman 284
9 24 Mike Harrison 269
10 41 Matt Goulden 265
2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals
|Saturday||June 8||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN||Devin Gilpin|
|Wednesday||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||Devin Gilpin (2)|
|Friday||June 14||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL||Nick Allen|
|Sunday||June 16||Wilmot Raceway||Wilmot, WI||Mitch McGrath|
|Wednesday||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, IL||Kenny Wallace|
|Thursday||June 20||Belle-Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL||Brian Beilong|
|Friday||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL||Michael Long|
|Saturday||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL||Lance Dehm|
|Sunday||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI||Dona Marcoullier|
|Monday||June 24||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Wednesday||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN||Matt Cooper|
|Thursday||June 27||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, TN||Lucas Lee|
|Friday||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, KY||Mike Harrison|
|Saturday||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO||Postponed/Rain|
|Sunday||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Ray Bollinger|
|July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL||Steven DeLonjay|
|July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL||David Wietholder|
|July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL|
|July 5||Fayette County Speedway||Brownstown, IL|
|July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL|
|July 14||Vermillion County Speedway||Danville, IL|
|Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|Twin Cities Raceway Park||North Vernon, IN|
|Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partners : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD Performance, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Racing Electronics, Intercomp, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, XS Power Racing Batteries, and Chevy Performance.
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